Maskell Man Drowns in Missouri River near Newcastle

NEWCASTLE  (AP) - The body of a 45-year-old Nebraskan who rode his horse into the Missouri River has been recovered. Authorities say that on Sunday afternoon, Justin Lineberry was riding on a sandbar near a bridge that carries Nebraska State Highway 15 traffic over to Vermillion, S.D. Lineberry, of rural Maskell, apparently decided to enter the river water, which abruptly changes from a few inches to around 8 feet deep. Authorities say Lineberry's body was recovered about 7 p.m. Sunday. His horse survived and was recovered.